NFL Supporting Anti-Gun Laws??

Posted: December 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Sure seems that way.  I walked into the living room while my mom was watching the Dallas – Eagles game and the guy on the tv was reading from an article.  The author of it basically blamed handguns for the murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher over the weekend.

First I want to say my thoughts go out to the families involved.  Nobody should ever have to go through something like that.  But to blame the gun or lack of gun control laws for the event is ridiculous.  There are plenty of other weapons out there that could just as easily allowed him to do exactly what he did while still being legal.  I’m sure in coming weeks we will hear all about how had he not had a handgun he wouldn’t have murdered his girlfriend and/or killed himself.  But we’ll never know for sure because Jovan Belcher did kill himself.

I’m just frustrated.  I don’t have a whole lot to say about this and I don’t like to rant.  I don’t want to turn this into a political blog.  I just worry that if the football industry in the United States starts throwing its weight around, big things could happen in the gun control area.  I don’t want to see guns taken from me or anyone else.

If we lose the 2nd amendment what stops them from taking the first?

Update:  If you want to tell NBC that you are unhappy with their involvement in the Anti-Gun movement, please send them and email or call and leave them a message.  Below are the places to direct your comments.

Phone Number:  (212) 664-2014
Email Address:  nbcsportshelp@nbcuni.com

More Specific Places (provided by my new friends over at The Survival Boards):

Adam Freifeld
Vice President, Communications
NBC Sports Group
(212) 664-6772
Fax: (212) 664-6035
Project Assignment: “2012 London Olympics” , “The Belmont Stakes” , “The French Open” , “NFL Kickoff Special 2012” , “The Preakness Stakes” , “NBC Sunday Night Football” , “Super Bowl XLVI” , “The Kentucky Derby” , “The ‘Lights”
adam.freifeld@nbcuni.com

Greg Hughes
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
NBC Sports Group
(212) 664-6111
Fax: (212) 664-6035
Project Assignment:
greg.hughes@nbcuni.com

Nisa Kiang
Communications Assistant
NBC Sports Group
(212) 413-6837
Fax: (212) 664-6035
Project Assignment:
nisa.kiang@nbcuni.com

Carol Ko
Director, Corporate Communications
NBC Sports Group
(212) 664-6256
Fax: (212) 664-6035
Project Assignment:
carol.ko@nbcuni.com

Chris McCloskey
Vice President, Communications
NBC Sports Group
(212) 664-5598
Project Assignment: “2012 London Olympics” , “Football Night in America” , “National Hockey League” , “Notre Dame Football” , “PGA Tour” , “Ryder Cup” , “Senior PGA Championship” , “U.S. Open & USGA Championships” , “Costas Tonight ”
christopher.mccloskey@nbcuni.com

Alex Rozis
Director, Communications
NBC Sports Group
(212) 664-4154
Fax: (212) 664-6035
Project Assignment:
Alex.rozis@nbcuni.com

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Comments
  1. hncook4 says:

    I agree completely. I mean he could have just as easily stabbed his wife to death and then himself (That would take some skills). He could have beat her to death and hung himself. It could go so many different ways. It is not the gun’s fault, it is the person’s fault who was using it.

  2. I think you missed the most important point and that is regardless of what every other human on the planet may or may not do, I have an inalienable right to defend myself.

    What’s next, taking my car because there are drunks?

    • nvchad2 says:

      Thanks for your comment and you’re absolutely correct. The easiest way to enslave a group of people is to disarm them. And yes, by their logic we should be restricted access to a LOT of items in our day to day lives…

  3. Number of Murders by Firearms, US, 2010: 8,775; total gun deaths around 30,000.
    And/Or
    Fatal Car Crashes by Year, Fatal Crashes. 2010, 32,885; around 31% of that are by drunk drivers or roughly the same as gun murders!

    My question is this; IF the issue is truly just out and out the DEATH toll then why is the sensational righteous indignation disportionately reserved for gun death; why is that death so much more horrific than death in a motor vehicle? Or why does GUN death seem to garner so much more attention than any other form of death rate in America? Too many auto sponsors on Sunday nigh football to rock the boat, or too much nation wide dependance on the auto, or is it a little more sinister; such as the basic fear of SOME (few/majority?) of that KIND of FREEDOM being in the hands of WE the PEOPLE?

    Yes; people are JUST people and our TOOLS will be misused and abused to the point of death at times; fortunately the benefits typically out weigh the determents of their use. This is THE simple understanding held by the framers of THIS nation’s Constitution, and why GUNS are the tools selected as the prime example of why our right to use tools should not be infringed although their misuse could and will harm some.

    So tell me (BoB); if you are truly willing to rid the world of the potential of VIOLENT DEATH and you are successful at ending GUN death by whatever means, then what will be the next tool you will be willing to part with????

    Semper Fi
    John R Blair Jr

    • nvchad2 says:

      Thank you very much for your comment John. I’m glad to see this issue is getting the attention it deserves. This is by far the most popular post I’ve had so far. And you are absolutely right. There seems to be a much bigger fear of firearms than they warrant. In my opinion someone breaking into my home with an axe or chainsaw would be more terrifying than a gun, though both would be scary. What I’m saying is even if there were no guns, people would find other weapons and ways to harm one another. The issue isn’t the gun. The issue is everyone’s education surrounding them. Too many people don’t understand firearms I believe and in turn they fear them.

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